Otto Jarosch, DAS KRANKENHAUS DER STADT WIEN (THE VIENNA CITY HOSPITAL), 1931

Cover back and front

Cover back and front

 

Published on the occasion of the opening of the newly-erected TBC (tuberculosis) building and the newly installed X-ray department at the Vienna Krankenhaus Hietzing (originally named Kaiser-Jubiläums-Spital, later the Krankenhaus Lainz, erected 1902-1904). Doctor and socialist politician Julius Tandler was behind the creation of the Austrian Welfare State, and these projects were part of the new government initiative.
This large, slim book contains 10 pages with photographs by Otto Jarosch, showing the buildings and new facilities of the hospital. The images are printed on thick, card-like paper. Just as interesting as Jarosch’s hospital photographs, is the 28-page ‘appendix’ showing advertisements by companies obviously involved in, or connected to, the hospital. The book is a fascinating social and historical document. The graphic design, the materials used, and the great quality of reproductions also make this a wonderful example of (photo-) book production in Austria at the beginning of the 1930’s.

1 page preface by Julius Tandler
8 pages introduction
18 photographs by Otto Jarosch
26 pages advertising

Herausgegeben von der Gemeinde Wien (Published by the community of Vienna) – redigiert von (edited by) Franz Xavier Friedrich
Verlag (Publisher): “GEWISTA”
Einband (Cover): Franz Griessler
Druck (printed by): Brüder Rosenbaum
Buchbinder (bound by): F. Lysakowski
November 1931

Hard cover

24 x 33.1cm

60 pages

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